We are the only company offering solar bulkhead light systems of this kind. Our systems can be used for commercial or residential applications. We offer a variety of styles to meet your taste and requirements. Available in a choice of light fitting styles.
This model of our solar bulkhead light system is supplied with three 10W lamps. We supply equipment to provide the maximum performance through-out the year. The system will typically illuminate dusk to dawn with up to 3 days autonomy (depending on battery size selected). We offer various styles of lamp to meet your design requirements, all of which are fitted with several LEDs that provide a total of approximately 1000 Lumens per lamp. Each lamp is supplied with 5 metres of cable. The first light connects to the battery box, and “daisy-chains” to the additional lamps. An included lockable battery box houses two 12 Volt rechargeable batteries (sold separately), and MPPT charge controller. Three 180 Watt solar panels are supplied with the system, and are fitted with 3 metres of cable which run back to the battery box. Optional mounting brackets can be purchased to allow pole mounting for the solar panel, battery box, and lamps if necessary.
Manufactured in an ISO9001:2008 'Quality Assured' facility.
Typical illumination is from dusk to dawn.
Up to 3 days autonomy (depending on battery capacity selected).
System is supplied with between 3 light fittings.
Design of light fitting can be chosen out of the four options provided.
Each light is emits approx. 1000 Lumens.
Each light fitting is supplied with 5 metres of cable.
Light fittings connect together by “daisy-chain.”
Supplied with your choice of lamp style.
Dimensions of rectangular lamps are approx. 24cm x 12cm x 11cm (9.5” x 4.75” x 4.5”) LxWxD.
Dimensions of oval lamps are approx. 21.5cm x 11cm x 9cm (8.5" x 4.25" x 3.5") LxWxD.
12 Volt dc system.
Two 12 Volt 88 Amp/Hour lead acid batteries are required.
Larger capacity battery options may be available. For help determining whether a larger battery is necessary, please contact our customer service department.
Batteries are to be connected in parrallel.
A remote battery box is supplied to accommodate the batteries, and charge controller.
The battery box has a hinged lid which is lockable (padlock not included).
The battery box has a receptacle (socket) for the solar panel, and each light to connect to.
The metal battery box is approx. 46cm x 36.5cm x 28.4cm (18.12” x 14.38” x 11.18”) LxWxD.
Dimensions including lid over-hang and side flanges are approx. 51cm x 39cm x 28.4cm (21.25” x 15.38” x 11.18”) LxW.
Three aluminum framed, 180 Watt solar panels are included.
Higher powered solar panel options may be available. For help determining whether a solar panel upgrade is necessary, please contact our customer service department.
Approx. 5 metres (18') of pre-wired connection cable is supplied.
Additional cable or extension cords are available.
Mounting triangles are supplied for solar panel surface mounting.
Each solar panel dimensions 131.6cm x 99.3cm x 3.6cm.
Supplied with a MPPT charge controller which automatically controls the solar panel power, battery charging and lighting function and operation.
Ultra fast Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT).
The MPPT charge controller is typically 30% more efficient than standard PWM controllers and 10% more efficient to most other MPPT controllers.
Additional efficiency for cloudy weather and during times of reduced sun radiation.
This controller features the very latest smart technology.
Provides extended battery life and extra protection against excessive battery discharge and overcharge.
Battery life algorithm operates 24/7.
Low voltage detection for automatic disconnect.
Continuous environment, input and output power management.
The controller is sized to the system specifications with 10A and 15A versions available (subject to solar panel wattage and battery capacity).
Pre-programmed software for load output, dusk to dawn lighting, single timed lighting, dual timed lighting, dimming option and the ability of interfacing with motion detection, where required.
This MPPT charge controller is programmed by Solar Illuminations as per your requirements and system ability.
Lighting control features illumination from dusk to dawn (where applicable), or on at dusk for X amount of hours then off, or on at dusk for X amount of hours, then off, then back on again for X amount of hours before dawn.
Dimming option (where applicable) allows the lighting to dim at any time during the illumination time.
The dimming option or any other illumination mode can be used in conjunction with motion activation (where applicable).
Dimming may be at any percentage from 1-99%.
Supports real time data monitoring (iPhone, Andriod, Mac or PC) with optional interface and/or Bluetooth dongle.
Battery voltage 12/24V dc auto select.
Rated charge current 10A/15A.
Maximum PV power (12V dc) is 135W at 10A and 200W at 15A.
Maximum PV power (24V dc) is 270W at 10A and 400W at 15A.
Maximum PV open circuit is 75V dc.
Peak efficiency is 98%.
Charge voltage (absorption) is 14.4V dc.
Charge voltage (float) is 18.8V dc.
Multi stage adaptive charge algorithm.
Automatic temperature compensation.
Low voltage load disconnect at 11.1V dc to 11.8V dc (12v dc system) or 22.2V dc to 23.6V dc (24V dc system) or battery life algorithm.
Low voltage load reconnect at 13.1V dc to 14V dc (12V dc system) or 26.2V dc to 28V dc (24V dc system).
Protection feature includes battery reverse polarity (fuse), output short circuit and over temperature.
Operating temperature is -30 deg. C (-22 deg. F) to +60 deg. C (140 deg. F).
Humidity up to 95%, non condensing.
Power terminals are AWG 10 (6mm2).
Protection rating IP22 (connection terminal area).
Weight is 500g (1.1 Lbs).
Dimensions are approx. 10cm x 10cm x 4cm (4” x 4” x1.5”).
Please note: Upon installation and power-up the controller goes into a 7 day evaluation mode where smart monitoring and configurations commence. Additional evaluation with self-managing adjustments may continue for up to 7 more days. This is all part of the smart feature that enables this intelligent controller to understand its use, the application, the surrounding environment and the current conditions. During this time some of its programmed features may differ temporarily. This is a perfectly normal process and must be accepted during that time. During this time the controller will adjust to the current condition and charge status of the batteries. It is therefore recommended that all batteries are 100% fully charged before connection using an appropriate battery charger. This may significantly reduce the evaluation mode time of 7+7 days to much less. The solar panel(s) should be connected to the MPPT charge controller first, followed by the fully charged batteries.
Easy to install. All connections are simply plug & play.
Solar panel should face south and be unobstructed from shade or shadows.
Light fittings, solar panel, and battery box can be pole mounted with purchase of optional clamps.
For best performance, the battery box should be centralised so that half of the lights are connected to one socket on the battery box and go in one direct, and the other half of the lights connect to the other socket on the battery box and go in the opposite direction. This reduces voltage drop that may occur "daisy-chaining" numerous lights over an extended distance.
Please Note: This product is a special order and is non-returnable except in the event of a fault (during its warranty period) when the product, once returned will be repaired or replaced.
The solar panel must be installed in a location where it can receive full direct sunshine (when available) and set facing South at about a 45-60 degree angle (where adjustment options allow). The solar panel must not be installed in a shaded or part shaded location and never indoors. The standard specifications of the system (particularly the solar panel Wattage and battery capacity) may need to be adjusted. These components are determined by your geographic location, power consumption (LED Wattage) and the total amount of hours of illumination time required. Such changes to the standard specifications may increase or decrease the cost shown. Please contact us for more information or assistance. The illumination time is estimated and subject to various factors including (but not limited to) geographic location, seasons, temperature, weather conditions & location of product etc. The illumination time of most solar lights can reduce during winter months when the weather is poor and the days are shorter. During this time insolation hours decrease accordingly. Shorter illumination time due to one or more of the above factors does not define the product as being ‘defective’ or ‘not as described’. All solar lights must be used in a completely dark location at night time otherwise they may not illuminate. Nearby strong lighting sources or ambient lighting may affect the operation of a solar light. This does not define the product as being 'defective' or 'not as described'. Please note, if you do not install or use this product for several months the battery may discharge naturally on its own. By allowing a battery to deep discharge it may cause irreversible damage as the battery may then lose the ability to recharge or hold a full charge. Although unlikely, we reserve the right to supply this product with any minor alterations or minor changes to the specifications (shown above by text description or by photographs) due to different supplies or product batches received, incorporating such product changes made by the manufacturer, without further notice. Descriptions, specifications and photographs are updated regularly but may not be current when minor changes to a product have only recently been made.
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